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Board: Cancer: Bowel 02-23-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,020
Posted By PumpkinSeed
how thin is 'pencil thin stool' symptom

i am concerned about the appearance of my stool. once and a while i will have a large blobby stool but mostly, (like every day 2 or 3 times) i have long stool. not as thin as a pencil, although...
Board: General Health 09-13-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: zaps in my eyes and ears before falling asleep

thanks i'm going to try my hardest to get my doctor to figure this out. i don't have narcolepsy. but i do get migraines. it's just so weird it happens when i'm in bed. i do leave the tv on when i...
Board: General Health 08-28-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By PumpkinSeed
zaps in my eyes and ears before falling asleep

i don't know where to put this because i don't know where it is originating.

every few months i'll get a few days of this issue where as i'm falling asleep i'll get a weird sensation in my ears,...
Board: Hypochondria 03-25-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,234
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: fear of not being dead but of dying...

i started taking zoloft and this obsession has cleared up quite a bit
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 10-30-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 226,745
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: weird sensation in my chest, not burning, but more electricity like.

anxiety = stomach problems. all these weird chesty sensations are caused by a nervous stomach. i'm 99.9% sure. i went to my gastrologist two days ago and he said my anxiety is totally killing my...
Board: Hypochondria 09-30-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,061
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: hypochondriac or MS??

i went to the hospital last month because like, parts of the left side of my body, even part of my face were numb! i didn't know if i was having a stroke or ms or what. anyways, the doctor told me...
Board: Hypochondria 09-30-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Have a lost my mind need help please!

I'm sorry about your grandfather's death and your other grandfather's cancer. that right there will put a LOT of stress on anyone. my son has type I diabetes and has had low blood sugar events that...
Board: Hypochondria 09-30-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,234
Posted By PumpkinSeed
fear of not being dead but of dying...

i don't really care about the point at which i have died, but i really obsess about the process. will it come quickly? will it drag out? i think the worst part of it all is that i feel that i...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-29-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,562
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: can you reverse heart disease?

i'm giving the bottle to my mom cuz she is on statins for her cholesterol.

there are different doses i'll get the lower one.

i'm 42 female so dont know if i still am 'making' this stuff...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-29-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,562
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: can you reverse heart disease?

so i went to the store and bought the coenzyme q10 200mg.

do you think i should take it back then? i mean if it won't hurt that's fine but is it useless? i paid a lot for it.

i also picked up...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-27-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,562
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: can you reverse heart disease?

i know right? sometimes they cut something down just over a minute detail that doesn't even matter. this was the canadian version, i like to read the american one and roll my eyes. because i know...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-26-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,562
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: can you reverse heart disease?

ack i looked up the strauss heart drops online and found the canadian quack watch website ripping the strauss family and their products to shreds (it was like the third website shown on google). i...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-26-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,562
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: can you reverse heart disease?

thank you.

i'll check out the flush niacin and i've definitely heard of strauss's heart drops.

what about garlic and coenzyme q10?

what about plaque that is already in the arteries? can...
Board: High Cholesterol 09-26-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,562
Posted By PumpkinSeed
can you reverse heart disease?

i don't know if i actually have heart disease but it does concern me as my cholesterol test was not good.

(i'm canadian so i'm gonna have to convert this)

Cholesterol Total - 208.04331 mg/dl...
Board: General Health 09-13-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: pain in left leg

thank you for the information.

i will try the ice packs for now and if the pain increases in the future, i will look into more aggressive pain management treatments.
Board: General Health 09-13-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By PumpkinSeed
pain in left leg

this pain comes and goes several times a month sometimes for a day or two at a time. can get quite painful running down the inside of my thigh, knee and surrounding area... a bit right behind the...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 09-12-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,915
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: pain - inner arm, red, tender to touch.

yeah i think it should get better, i went back to the doctor again and was diagnosed with IV phlebitis. can't take anti inflammatory drugs but i was told to use a cold pack.

the red is...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 09-11-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,915
Posted By PumpkinSeed
pain - inner arm, red, tender to touch.

i've noticed for the last month my inner arm is really tender.

left arm
wrist to elbow
two inches approx up from elbow (bicep?)

anyways, it was there, and i noticed it after getting a...
Board: Heart Disorders 09-05-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,842
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: weird electrical sensation in chest

it's most definitely gastrointestinal. i cant say for sure on your side, but for me it is.

some things you can do to help.

don't take NSAIDS like ibuprofen
don't eat before bed
sleep in...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-23-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,296
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Constant rib pain!!

well. i do get breathlessness, but that's from gas i think...

the way the doctor told me that you can check if it's costochondritis, is if you press to the the side of your sternum and can...
Board: Anxiety 08-23-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,098
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Tired Of not being helped for anxiety

i have actually thought of just walking into the emergency room at the hospital and asking them to admit me or i'm going to jump off a bridge.

i don't know if a stay in a psych ward would...
Board: Anxiety 08-23-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,714
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: I have a feeling that I am going to die

okay let me tell you that when i was young i would think about being 30 and i always saw myself in a coffin. i was convinced i was never going to make it.

well here i am at 41. i think sometimes...
Board: Anxiety 08-23-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,667
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Could anxiety really cause ALL of this?

me too! waking up numb i mean.

i just started seeing a chiropractor in the last three weeks. i feel what he is doing is good but i also feel that some of the things that are making my body...
Board: Anxiety 08-22-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,667
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Could anxiety really cause ALL of this?

when you are anxious you tense up. causes all kinds of issues stemming from the muscles in your neck and shoulders (headaches, brain fog, visual issues, numbness, etc, etc,)

massages and...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-22-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,296
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Constant rib pain!!

yes i have it too.

i thought i was having a heart attack, found out i have costochondritis. inflammation of the chest wall.

gas seems to make it hurt more.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-22-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,127
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Has Apple Cider Vinegar worked for you?

i cant take it cuz i have erosion and an ulcer and it HURTS me. when i dont have those i take it and it helps with joint pain.

i usually take a bit of baking soda. neutralizes acid.

dont...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-20-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,884
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Potential drug to stop/reverse PPI dependency

as an imbiber of clonazepam for anxiety AND an PPI i hate hate HATE being dependent on these drugs. i know they aren't good for me in the long run.

i am trying so hard to try natural remedies...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-20-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 31,200
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Stomach bloated, hard to breathe

omg you sound like me!

i walk around sometimes rubbing my belly pretending i'm pregnant because it looks like i am. and breathing, oy! then comes the anxiety...

some things i take for...
Board: Anxiety 07-01-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,813
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Klonopin Question... please help

Hi I've been on Klonopin for 7 years and i still only take .5mg per day (except on super bad anxiety days i might take 1-2mg). I think it's worked pretty well but I, too am afraid of tolerance. ...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 05-23-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,979
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: could I have a CSF leak for over 10 years?

i have had a csf leak, like you described since 1997. no headaches or any other symptoms except for the clear fluid when i bend over. you learn to live with it. mine is also intermittent and they...
Board: Neuropathy 05-22-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,040
Posted By PumpkinSeed
ugh... leg pain!

i've had this for about three years, and it comes and goes. i have had two doppler ultrasounds for blood clots that came back negative, and i don't know what the issue is. the doctor just says...
Board: Smoking Cessation 10-22-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,888
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Duration of Chantix side effects

well no one can say how long anything lasts because everyone is individual, and the drug is fairly new. are you under the care of a psych doctor? are the palpitations caused by anxiety, you didn't...
Board: Smoking Cessation 10-22-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,612
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Weight gain

do you have a couple of things you like to snack on? since stopping smoking does make your metabolism a bit slower till you get back to normal, try eliminating 200 - 300 calories a day right after...
Board: Smoking Cessation 10-22-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,420
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Chantix 2011 User

i can't do cold turkey because my mind always talks me into going hot turkey. lol

i started smoking again after quitting for three weeks.

i took half a pill tonight and am gonna do it all over...
Board: General Health 09-27-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 817
Posted By PumpkinSeed
bad pain in leg... dvt?

okay so i used to do these stretches and make my legs sore, particularly my left leg. the inside of my calf particularly. a couple of times the pain started for no reason and i ended up going to...
Board: Epilepsy 09-19-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,513
Posted By PumpkinSeed
not sure if it's seizure related.

a lot of time when i am falling asleep i get a really weird feeling for a short moment like a sort of 'zap' between my eyes above the bridge of my nose that causes my eyes to feel sort of strained as...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-19-2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 226,745
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: weird sensation in my chest, not burning, but more electricity like.

urg last three days i've been having this HORRIBLY!!!! really bad.

i know it's my stomach. either my ulcer is acting up again, and/or my lining is corroded because i quit smoking and a) had been...
Board: Heart Disorders 08-31-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,842
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: weird electrical sensation in chest

have you ever been checked for gall bladder problems? i do have a medium sized gallstone and the pain in the back is a definite symptom. (could be other things too of course).

i take a benzo for...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-29-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 226,745
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: weird sensation in my chest, not burning, but more electricity like.

do you sleep on your side or back? i find the symptoms ease off if i sleep on my left side, one pillow tucked under my waist and lower abdomen and another one between my legs. kind of like the...
Board: Smoking Cessation 08-27-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,420
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Chantix 2011 User

I'm on day 9 of chantix. The first time I used it was in 2007 and I only was on it for 3 weeks (I stopped eventually because I had stomach problems with it). I did quit for six months then stupidly...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-15-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 226,745
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 08-15-2011, 01:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 226,745
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: weird sensation in my chest, not burning, but more electricity like.

ahh i posted this a long time ago.

tandem i hope some of this will help...

i was able to get rid of them by being diagnosed with a peptic ulcer and eating nothing but yogurt, and lots of...
Board: Anxiety 02-06-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,477
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Health anxiety taking over my life!

touching your lymph nodes constantly will irritate them and make them swell.

your spleen is still 'normal' right? but on the big side, just think, you have a healthy fat spleen! full of life...
Board: Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 02-06-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 24,615
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: coughing up traces of blood in phlegm

i hope you were okay, any coughing up of blood after a long flight should be checked by a doctor immediately.
Board: Anxiety 11-27-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,635
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Neck Pain...stroke or anxiety?

i used to sleep on my futon all the time with my leg up on the top it was really weird but i felt fine, when i switched over to my bed after my futon was given away was when my neck problems started....
Board: Anxiety 11-27-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,635
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Neck Pain...stroke or anxiety?

sure have~! i sleep totally messed up and i injured my neck doing yoga about 8 months ago, every since i've had severe pain in the neck and numbness in parts of my face. went to the doctor and said...
Board: Anxiety 10-25-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,325
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Can chronic anxiety be fully treated?

you are so young. anxiety is strange as it just takes a hold of you. i would really encourage counselling so that you can try to find out what is making you feel anxious. what feelings you have...
Board: Brain & Nervous System Disorders 10-25-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 38,758
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

i've been a spontaneous cranial leak through my nose for 14 years.

as for effects on your brain and body, well, it's a "pain" to bend over and leak all over the floor or on yourself. so far...
Board: Ear, Nose & Throat 10-25-2010, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 10,195
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Clear fluid dripping from nose, impossible to sleep

i have had a csf leak from my nose for 14 years. although not as much as you lose. i quit using the sinus rinse cuz i would get confused as to whether it was the leak or left over water. but it's...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-03-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,632
Posted By PumpkinSeed
Re: Help needed for child just diagnosed graves

my son was on atenolol (beta blocker) for about six weeks before the tapazole started making a difference, then they took him off. his endo doesn't really get his white blood cell count checked, so...
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